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Cbc Dormalogue 

£lass of 1931 

Normal School, North Adams 
MASSACHUSETTS 




Contents 



Pictures of Normal School and Taconic Hall 

Foreword 

Dedication 

Normalogue Staff 

The Faculty 

The Class of 1931 

Class Banquet 

Address of Welcome 

Address to Freshmen 

Response to Seniors 

Class History 19:50 

Class History 1931 

Class Prophecy . 

Prophecy on the Prophets 

Class Will . 

Ivy Poem 

Ivy Oration 

Class Song 

Class Plays 

The Freshmen Class 

The Axis . 

The CAee Club . 

The Dramatic Club 

The Women's Athletic Association 

Basketball 

Miscellaneous 

The Student Council 



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NORTH ADAMS NORMAL SCHOOL 




TACONIC HALL 



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^E, THE class of 1931, after spending two 
years at North Adams Normal School, two 



short years, crowded with hours of en- 
joyment and happiness, publish this Nor- 
malogue. In years to come when in 
pensive mood, we turn over the pages of this hook, 
reliving again our experiences at Normal, we will 
think lovingly of our Alma Mater and those who 
helped make our life at N. A. N. S. a success. 




MR. WALLACE H. VEX ABLE 



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HE members of the class of 1931 showed 
their wisdom and sagacity early in their 
stay at North Adams Normal School when 
they chose Mr. Venable as their class ad- 
visor. For two years he helped us decide 
our weighty problems in class meetings and proved 
to be an advisor worthy of his trust. He was 
always willing to help us when we needed his aid, 
having the right suggestion to make each time. 
A friend in need at our class meetings — is that 
all Mr. Venable means to us? As our instructor o!' 
Science, Botany, Zoology and Gardening he has 
prepared us 1'or the teaching of scientific principles 
in our own schools, lor through his classes we have 
gained many new, helpful ideas which we will put 
to a good use when teaching problem lessons in the 
future. 

Every girl in our class has been inspired by 
Mr. Venable's efficient teaching, good naturedness 
and all around ability. 

In order to say "thank you" for all he has done 
for us, we, the class of 1931 dedicate this, our Normal- 
ogue, to Mr. Wallace H. Venable. 




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Editor-in-Chief 
Mary Gertrude Dailey 



Business Managers 

Mary Neumann 

Olive Pierce 



Write-up Editors 

Frances McGowan 

Martha Virta 



Circulation Editor 

Dorothy Stockwell 



Joke Editor 
Rose Curtin 



Elsie Boyd 
Claire Cavanaugh 



Associate Editors 



Zoe Stetson 



Audrey Marshall 
Grace Mochrie 



Adrertising Managers 
Edith Derosia Marion Oldham 

Helen Whitnev 



Miss Baright 



Faculty idvisors 



Mr. Smith 



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MR. ROY LEON SMITH 

NORTH ADAMS. MASS. 
Principal and Teacher of Psychology 

"'This was the noblest Roman of them all. His life 
was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him that nature 
might stand up and say, 'This is a man!' 

We need add nothing else when we have said that Mr. 
Smith is head of an institution like our Normal. However, 
we are going to say that if we turn out to be the kind of 
teachers that his skillful instruction and efficient leader- 
ship are bound to produce, he will need no further tribute. 



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MR. ALBERT G. ELDRIDGE 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Teacher of Geography, History and Economics 

With his cultural background and the infinite wealth of 
knowledge he possesses, Mr. Eldridge has put before ns the 
usable facts and skills we needed. No detail that might 
help ns in our work to come was ever overlooked. We 
take this opportunity to offer our sincere appreciation 
of his work with us. 





Ml!. ROGER F. HOLMES 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Teacher of Child Study, Penmanship and Man- 
agement 

Julius Caesar, so it is said, could do I lircc things at once. 
Hut that famed Roman would hide his head in shame 
were he to glance ai a list of accomplishments of Mr. 
Holmes. He seems l<> thrive on work. His sunny smile 
or may we venture to say hearty laugh? is always in 
evidence whether in I lie class room, al a dance or giving 
some 'advice" to an eager gathering in some corridor 
at V A. N. S. The class of l<t:il will carry away from 

North Adams Normal many valuable things learned from 
two years' association with Mr. Holmes. 



MR. THOMAS CUMMINGS 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS 
Teacher of Manual Training 

Do you remember how we regretted leaving Mr. Cum- 
mings' classes. He made sawing and painting wood one 
of the most interesting tasks we have found in Norma', 
Willing hands and a cheery smile help enormously in 
teaching girls to wield the weapons of carpentry, and for 
these we will never forget Mr. t'ummings. 




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MISS MARY A. PEARSON 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
Teacher of Drawing and Handicraft 

Miss Pearson possesses that wonderful faculty of making 
hard things seem easy. No one who has done blackboard 
drawing under her supervision will say that it is one half as 
hard as we thought it was. Miss Pearson showed us how 
and we found it easy. Who has a keener sense of humor 
than she? Just watch her eyes twinkle and the corners 
of her mouth quiver when she is suppressing a smile. 
It is hard to tell whether we like the subject or the teacher 
better. 



MISS MARY L. BARIGHT 

FARMINGTON, N. H. 
Teacher of Literature, Expression 
and Ethics 

Miss Baright is one of those rare persons who can have 
several irons in the fire and give her best attention to each. 
For two years she was never too busy to be present at 
assembly rehearsals, coach our plays, correct the Axis and 
Normaloeue material, and sponsor the Dramatic Club 
besides planning for all her classes. Miss Baright is 
certainly an ideal N. A. N. S. teacher since she "doeth 
with her might whatever her hand findeth to do." 

We have enjoyed and found profit not only in her classes 
but we have enjoyed the assignments Miss Baright gave 
us as well. 

For increased ability to interpret the written word, 
the power to see a glory in the commonplace and greater 
vision of the ideal we thank Miss Baright. For this is 
what she has done for the class of 1931. 





MISS BERTHA SHOLES 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Teacher of Handwork, Sanitation, Foods, and 
Selling 

What Senior does not remember our Foods classes with 
Miss Sholes? Who can ever forget the interesting classes 
with her. Miss Sholes has one of the first requisites of a 
good teacher — a cheerful and patient manner. She will 
long be held in esteem bv the class of 1931. 



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MISS VIVIAN DIX 

WALPOLE, MASS. 

Teacher of Music and Arithmetic 

This dainty little lady from the East is Miss Dix, our 
music instructor, who, to fill a vacancy left by Mrs. Boyd, 
joined us this year. Her love and appreciation of music 
has inspired us all, and, because of that, we will go out 
into our schools with a better understanding of music. 
Especially is her work with the (ilee Club appreciated by 
the Seniors who enjoy no other class better than their 
chorus work on Monday morning. We sincerely hope that 
Miss Di\ has come to us to stay. 



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MHS. EVELYN PERRY KOYD 

MONUMENT BEACH, MASS. 

Teacher of \lusi( and Irithmetic 

Mrs. Boyd's reads- wit and humor easily endeared her to 
us all. We felt the power and charm of music when we 
were working with her. Since she has left us n- a teacher 
wc find that "absence makes the hearl grow fonder," 

for we mi-.*, her. 



MISS ALICE OWENS 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Teacher of Primary Reading, Language, Gram- 
mar, English 

In one of our Axis editions we found an editorial entitled 
"Smiling." It was concluded with the quotation. 

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the 
shadows will fall behind you." We could give no better 
illustration for this editorial than Miss Owens. We found 
long ago that there are never any shadows where Miss 
Owens is and that the face which she "keeps always toward 
the sunshine" has encouraged and led us all to higher stand- 
ards and ideals. 



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MISS ELIZABETH JENKINS 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Supervisor <>[ Extension Department and Rural 
Demonstration Schools, Teacher of Rural 
Education 

Miss Jenkins need never worry if she loses her position 
at North Adams Normal, for she can win fame on Broad- 
way any time. At a moment's notice Miss Jenkin 
becomes an indignant parent, the chairman of the school 
committee, the country landlady, or the county super- 
intendent We learned more than was printed in our 
hooks in Rural Education Class. We'll remember it 
next vear, too! 



MISS BETH A. WESTON 
MEDFORD, MASS. 
Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 

We have always found Miss Weston enthusiastic and 
helpful in any of our difficulties. In fact if we could put 
only a portion of the enthusiasm into our physical educa- 
tion lessons that she puts into hers, we woidd he rewarded 
with responsive zest we feel sure. Also our future pupils 
ought to he one hundred percent healthy when we have 
exposed them to the practical health lessons in which we 
have been so ably instructed. 





MISS FANNIE BISHOP 

WILLI M ANTIC, CONN. 
Teacher of Kindergarten Theory 

Miss Bishop's sincerity and spirit of helpfulness, which 
she has demonstrated in all her contacts with N. A. N. S., 
have made us feel that she is a real friend. She has truly 
created within us an "understanding sympathy for 
children." 



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MISS GRACE L. DONELSON 

COLUMN, MASS 
Librarian a! N. A. N. S. 

As a librarian and a teacher, Miss Donelson revealed 
mellowed scholarship, unusual skill as a teacher, and a 
personality that left an imprint on those who came in 
contact with her. She has always given of her time and 
energy to those who needed personal guidance in making 
adjustments, scholastic or private. No X. A. X. S. alum- 
nus is more conspicuous for her unstinted activity as well as 
for her wide anil warm friendships. 





MISS THERESA, FERGUSON 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Secretary la Mr. Smith 

What would we do without our Miss Ferguson? She is 
busy all day long, but not too busy to stop and greet us 
with a smile whenever she see-, lis. It is her efficiency that 
helps to keep our school going and we all hope she will 
remain with us for a long, long lime because we need her. 



MISS BERTHA ALLYN 
HOLYOKE, MASS. 
Secretary of Extension Department 

If we can reproduce the lesson of patience and cheerful- 
ness that Miss Allyn teaches us, as efficiently as she docs, 
we will have reached the climax of all the favors she has 
done for us during our two years at Normal. No one 
has helped us any more willingly than she who has learned 
the secret of crowding an unlimited number of "helps' 
into her already busy days. 




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MRS. THERZA VAX ETTEN 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Matron of Taconic Hall 

We all have our "first impressions" of Taconic Hall, but 
the one that will remain with us longest is our first glimpse 
of Mrs. Van. She was standing in the doorway of her 
room, smiling a greeting to each newcomer. 

Our life in the dormitory for the past two years has made 
us realize and appreciate the responsibilities that Mrs. 
Wan has had for each and every one of us. Our sincer-est 
thanks and deepest gratitude go to her. 



MISS MARY MANNIX 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 
Assistant Matron of Taconic Hall 

"Our Mary" might well be the term applied to Mary 
Mannix, for she was friend and helper to all the dorm girls. 
She administered to the sick; she labored long and pain- 
fully in making decorations for our "man dances," and 
she even became our banker in times of dire distress. 

We hope that Mary will have much success and happi- 
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Stye Class of 1931 

Class Colors 

Orchid and Silver 

^rluuil Colors 

Golden Yellow 

Class Jfloiurr 

Sweet Pea 

Class Motto 

Rowing, Not Drifting 



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EVELYN BEST 

"Ev." 

ADAMS. MASS. 

W. A. A. Glee Club I. 2 

Operetta I. 2 

"It's nice to be natural if von are naturally nice" 

This quotation was just made for "Ev." with her sweet dis- 
position and winning way. During her two years with us she lias 
carried on many duties both in and out of school. Here is success 
to her, wherever she yoes. 



ELSIE LOUISE BOYD 

"Els" 

NORTH ADAMS. MASS 

W. A. A. (;iee Club 

I.vi'.s Staff Normalogue Staff 

"Energy and persistence conquer all things." 



As 

She ha- 
this ye: 

future. 



we all know the above quotation fits Elsie to perfection. 
already proven this in her teaching in the training school 
r. We hope that she will continue the good work in the 




MAIUORIE BRAY 

"Margie" 

PAYSON AVE., ROCKLAND, MASS. 

Dramatic Club 1, 2 Glee Club I, 2 

Student Council 1, 2 W. A. A. 1. 2 

Senior Play Chairman School Social Committee 2 

"She cannot check her girlish blush." 

Margie has nature's original school girl blush. She has en- 
deared herself to us by her willingness to do her bit for the class. 
How many have ever seen "Margie" excited or in bad humor? 
Not many, we know. She is bound to make a successful "school- 
marm," although we wonder how long she really wilt teach school. 



CLAIRE MARGARET CAVANAUGH 

"Claire Margaret" 
lot EAGLE STREET, NORTH ADAMS. MASS. 
W. A. A. 1.2 Dramatic Club !, President 2 

4xis I, 2 Basketball 1, 2 

Class Will 2 Ivy Poet 2 

\ormalogue Class Poet 

"Self reverence, self knowledge, self control. These three 
alone lend t» sovereign jxneer." 

Every time we hear "Claire Margaret" we look for Mary Dailey. 
for were they not inseparable friends here at N. A. N. S.? We 
shall never forget the literary qualities that Claire possesses and the 
pleasure that we obtained from reading her contributions to the 
txis. Always jolly, always a Friend, what more could anyone 
ask for? 



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ROSE MARY CURTIN 
"Rose" 
CHESHIRE, MASS 
Class Athlete 
President of W. A. A. 2 Basketball I, 2 

Student Council 2 \ormalogue Staff 2 

" Her skills that none could surpass, 
\\ eve of infinite variety." 

Hasn't Rose made a wonderful W. A. A. President? Doesn' 
she make a splendid man? She could teach some of our shy mem 
hers how to win the one they care for — don't you think so? 

Hose is a good athlete, too. Indeed she is a fine all aroum 
sport. All the girls at N. A. N. S. who know Rose love her! 

Here's wishing you the best of luck, Rose! 



JOSEPHINE ANNE CROWLEY 

Joe 
155 NORTH STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS 

W. A. A. 1, 2 
"A maid, light-hearted and content site wanders through 

the tea rid." 

"Joe" will always he remembered for her light-hearted, care- 
free ways. We wonder if she ever worried in her life? Rut then 
we wouldn't want her to, for if she did, we would lose the good- 
natured friend she is to everyone. 



MARY GERTRUDE DAILEY 
"Marv G." "I'm M." 
70 LINCOLN STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS 
Wittiest, Most Businesslike, Most Responsible, Did Most 
for School, Class Orator. 

txis Staff-Assistant Editor 1 Editor-in-Chief 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Basketball 1. 2 

Dramatic Club-Secretary 2 Student Council 2 

Editor-in-Chief Normalogue 2 

"/ leave thy virtues unexpressed." 

"Mary G." is that rare and fortunate type of individual who 
makes friends easily, and holds them more easily. 

Why is it? Is it her exceptional talent along literary lines, her 
athletic prowess, or her well known habit of running off with al! 
the scholastic honors? Our private opinion is that it is her disarm- 
ing grin of good fellowship and her omnipresent sense of humor. 

Who hut Mary knows the best joke of the season? Who else 
can laugh over a game won and wax hilarious over one lost? Who 
hut she can argue with you, win, and yet make you feel victorious? 
No one hut Mary O. 

We expect that in time Mary (1. will become one of the fore- 
most educators of the country, hut you can't always tell. Mary's 
well known outside interests may lead her from her chosen career 
into other fields. 



HELEN FRANCES DALY 

"Daly" 

N ( ) RTH AM PTON, M ASS 

Rest Disposition 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Treasurer 1, 2 

/ smile for all a welcome glad, 

I jovial coaxing way she had." 

Snappy mischievous and laughing eyes! Why it is our "Helen" 
of course! Always happy, willing and jovial. When it comes to 
making friends "Helen" is the victor for she can make friends and 
keep them, for she is the best natured girl at the "dorm." 

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ALICE DANSEREAU 

"AT 

HAYDENVILLE, MASS 

W. A. A. 1,2 Glee Club I. 2 

Operetta 1 

" 1 on do well to remind me. and so I praise. 

Your strangely individual, charming ways." 

Individuality makes one much more interesting! It has placed 
Alice as one of the outstanding members of our class. When Alice 
and Ann appeared as twins in those darling green dresses it helped 
us realize the more how strong their friendship has grown. We are 
sure Alice will prove successful in her chosen profession. 



EDITH DELMOLIXO 

"Dellie" 

FARNUMS, MASS. 

Basketball 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Operetta 1, 2 

"Cood things come in small packages." 

"Short and sweet — cute and neat — Without a doubt, Edith 
was the inspiration of this song. However, what she lacks in size 
she has made up in charm and capability. 

She and "Scottie" have been pals throughout the trials and 
tribulations of the past two years, and the only time we caught 
them frowning was when some kindly soul mistook them for pupils 
from "Marks." 

"Del" has done some remarkable work in the training school 
and although she really doesn't need it — the class of '31 is as one in 
saying, "Good Luck." 



MARION ELIZABETH GARRAHAX 

"Meg." 

MILL RIVER, MASS. 

/.vis Staff 1 House Council 2 

Dramatic Club 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Basketball 1 

"Little of stature, hut big of mind." 

To some she seems quiet and unsophisticated. What? This 
may be the case, but she is not known by this description to 1931. 
Those of us who have known her for two years, have learned that 
she is always ready to help and is capable of doing the job well. 



EDITH MARGARET DEROSIA 

"Dee" 

80 ORCHARD STREET, ADAMS, MASS. 

Bridgewater Conference 2 W.A.A. 1, 2 

Treasurer of the W. A. A. 2 Basketball 1, 2 

Dramatic Club 1, 2 \ormaloguc Staff 2 

"The results proclaim the worker." 

We all know that whatever "Dee" undertakes, whether school 
work, training, or planning a winter carnival, she accomplishes it 
and docs it well. What a merry chase we had in following the 
clues in the Treasure Hunt! 

We all wish "Dee" the best of luck and know she will be as 
successful in teaching as she has been at Normal. 



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HELEN IRMA GREENE 
"I ina" 



NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



Dramatic < lull 1 , 
Basketball 1. 2 



(llee Clul) 
\Y. A. A. 



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Operetta 1 



There is no doubt but thai [ima Greene will he among t he first 
girls to get positions in schools, for her soft voice and quiet ladylike 
manner will appeal to any superintendent. 

Irma is always obliging and good natnred as we can all testify. 

And Irma is very versatile, too, as we can see by the wide range 
of activities in which she has taken part in Normal School. 

All the good wishes of the (lass of l'tlil go with Irma for her 
success in teaching. 



VIOLA GROVES 

"Vi" 

ADAMS, MASS 



Publicit v ( ommittee 2 

W. A. A. 



Senior Play 



"It is n friendly heart that has plenty of friends." 

With her pleasant smile and calm manner "Vi" has endeared 
herself to the hearts of her many friends at N\ A. N. S. Although 
she is quiet we sec her everywhere, always with a ready snide and 
sparkling eyes. She will make a fine, cheerful teacher, hut we have 
a feeling that "Vi" won't teach long. 



MARGARET GURNEY 

"Peggy" 
HO CLEVELAND AVE., NORTH ADAMS, MASS 

Dramatic Club 2 W. A. A. 2 

(ilec Clul) 2 

"So sueet it fnii', such angel grace." 

Peggy is one of our new girls, quiet and fair. She pursues her 
own course and bothers no one. 



FLORENCE MARY HAIGH 

-Flo" 
1398 MASS. AVE., BLACKINTON, MASS. 

Glee Clul, 2 YY. A. A. I. 2 

"Great works are performed, not by strength hat by 
perserverance " 

If success is the reward for work, then Florence is certain to 
be successful. She is always faithful to her studies and true to her 
many friends. 



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ETHEL PECKHAM HASWELL 

PETERSBURG, NEW YORK 

W. A. A. 2 

"In everything we plan or do, 

She's a good sport through and through." 

Although Mrs. Haswell was with us only through our last year, 
she surely was a good sport and was willing to help us in carrying 
out anything we ventured. We often envied her teaching exper- 
ience and we wish her the best of luck in her future undertakings. 




MARGARET FRANCES HICKS 



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NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Axis Business Manager 1 Glee Club 

W. A. A. 1, 2 
"Quick, ingenious, forward, capable." 

"Peg" soon became a vital element to our class who was al- 
ways looking on the bright side of life. Her witty remarks and sud- 
den bursts of laughter brightened many a recitation period and class 
meeting. She was always willing to cooperate in our social affairs 
and especially the "Man Dances." We have no doubt that our 
"Peg" is going to be a successful school "marm." 



FLORENCE ISABEL HOLDEN 

"Flo" "Joe" 
AMHERST MASS. 
W. A. A. 1, 2 Basketball 1, 2 

"tt'orthy silence is better than thoughtless speech." 

Elorence has endeared herself to her classmates by her unfailing 
cheerfulness. Basketball practices will not be the same without 
your faithful presence to keep the ball rolling, Elo! A humorous 
twist of the conversation and Joe startles her friends by her dry 
wit — as sudden as it is hidden. 




MARGARET CHRISTIEN HOLIAN 

"Brick" 
3 PARK STREET, HOUSATOMC, MASS. 



W. A. A. 1, 2 

Glee Club 2 



Reading Club 1 
Basketball 1 



"Music is the soul's expression." 

We have never seen "Brick" "out of sorts," and, though she is 
of a quiet nature, yet there is a lively twinkle in her eyes. A lover 
of music, she is clever at the piano and has a nice voice. Who 
hasn't heard her singing one of our modern songs as she goes along? 
Reading is Margaret's hobby and magazines seem to be her favorites. 
She is musical, peppy, cheerful and friendly. 



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PAIGE CAMPBELL HORNE 

"Paige" 
ADAMS, MASS. 
Best Dressed. Best Dancer 
W. A. A. 1, 2 Class Play 

"A daughter of the flails, 
Divinely tall and most divinely fair." 

After knowing Paige for two years, the "dorm" girls have come 
to the decision that Adams would be a nice place to live — at least, 
it's very attractive for week-ends. Paige's friendship will not he 
soon forgotten, nor her wit and cleverness. As a man in the Senior 
Play she was good; as a most attractive young teacher she's better; 
now we wonder at what she'll be best. Perhaps as a blushing-er- 
you tell us, Paige. 

MARJORIE HUME 

"Marj." 
SHELBURNE FALLS, MASS 
Glee Club 1, 2 Glee Club Operetta 

W. A. A. 1, 2 
"11 ho, hut hung to hear 
The rapt oration flowing free." 

Marjorie's ability to tell stories in a very charming manner 
established her as our own story-teller when she came to Normal 
School. She has exhibited her rare power at many of our school's 
social functions, as well as in classes, during these two short years 
at N. A. N. S. We all envy her great gift of imagination and know 
that she will have no difficulty in keeping her children interested and 
happy. 

Her sweet smile and cheerful disposition add to her magnetic 
personality and we feel sure that she will make a successful teacher. 

Shelburne Falls should be proud of her talented daughter. 



LORINDA LYDIA JONES 

"Jones" 
OTIS, MASS. 
Glee Club 1 W. A. A. 



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"Every work she began 
She did with all her hear'.' 



Whenever anything was to be accomplished we could be certain 
on every occasion that Mrs. Jones would be a most willing helper. 
There was never a sale, an operetta or a play presented during our 
two years at N. A. N. S. that she didn't have some part in making 
it a real success. 



RUTH E. JONES 

OTIS, MASS. 
House Council 1 Basketball 1, 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Dramatics 2 

"Thou art worthy; full of power; 

As gentle; liberal-minded, great. 

Consistent; wearing all that weight 

Of learning lightly like a flower. 

Wherever she may go, Ruth will always have a host of friends 
for friendliness has been one of her most noted characteristics 
during her Normal career. Whenever she is given a task to do one 
may be sure that it will be well done. Surely any community will 
find Ruth a successful worker and teacher. 



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NELLIE MARY KARREY 

"Nell" 
64 CHARLES STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Basketball 1, 2 Glee Club I, 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Operetta 1 

How blithe you are and tall 
And oh how good to see! 
Hon- eager with the hall 
And for its mastery! 
Have you ever walked home with Nellie when Training School 
was being dismissed? If you have you'll remember how popular 
she is with all the little tots. Everyone knows Nellie and she is 
kept busy speaking to all her many friends. She has a way with 
children which will help her in her teaching profession. Nell's 
popularity does not stop with the youngsters but she has won the 
genuine liking of the class of '31. 

She is a "true daughter of Erin" and her ready wit has helped 
us pass many hours at Normal. Especially in Gym classes does she 
make the time fly and she enters into everything she undertakes 
with a vim. 

We are confident that Nell will "get to the top" in the game of 
life as she always did when helping her team win by jumping center. 

ALICE ELIZABETH KIYIOR 

"Betty" 
SAVOY CENTER, MASS. 
W. A. A. 1, 2 Glee Club 2 

" None but thyself can be thy parallel." 
"Betty" says she is quiet and thoughtful. How deep those 
thoughts lie we don't know, but we don't believe she is as quiet as she 
seems to be in class. 

She belongs to that courageous band of individuals who come 
each morning over wintry roads or under the hot summer sun from 
Adams. Her faithful patronage keeps the Berkshire Street Rail- 
way from going bankrupt. 

We don't know how long "Betty" will stay in the teaching 
game. It won't be for very long, perhaps, for one hears that she 
has other interests outside the schoolroom. 

FRANCES KLEIN 

rran 
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. 
Vice-President 1, 2 Eire Captain 1 

Glee Club 1, 2 Dramatic Club 1, 2 

Reading Club 1 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Operetta 1, 2 Axis Staff 2 

Basketball 1, 2 
"Life's one long jolly laugh.'' 
Though during the first week of her Junior year, Eran usually 
enten d class after the second bell because she did not know where 
she belonged, she has since found a place in the heart of each of 
us. Her merry giggle has worked charms in dispelling gloom and dis- 
contentment. 

ESTHER KNODEL 

"Kay" 
EASTHAMPTON, MASS 
W A. A. 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Operetta 1 
" Her step is music, her voice is song." 
Esther impresses us as one whose philosophy of life is already 
satisfactory because she exhibits such a calm, purposeful exterior. 
In reality she is full of fun; jolly, a good sport and one who enjoys 
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JAYNETTE LOOMIS 

"Jane" 
231 RIVER STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS 



Circulating Editor of Axis 
W. A. A. 



Dramatic Club 



" Her ways are ways of pleasantness.' 

Jane's pleasant disposition and witty remarks have won her 
many friends at X. A. N. S. Although her stay in the teaching 
profession may be rather temporary (?) we are certain she'll be a 
success. Our best wishes go with her. 



CLAIRE MARGARET LUCEY 

BROCKTON, MASS. 

\V. A. A. 1, 2 Treasurer of Dramatic Club 2 

Dramatic- Club 1, 2 Clee Club 2 

" Her eves were darker than the depth 
Of naters stilled at even." 

Oh! the hills of North Adams! These self same hills made the 
longest way home the easiest for Claire. At least while in North 
Adams her longing for the flatness of Brockton made even the 
smallest rise a mountain. 



FLORENCE MacDONALD 

"Flo" 

128 PLEASANT STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS 

Dramatic Club 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

W. A. A. 1, 2 Operetta I, 2 

Senior Play Art Editor of Ixis '1 

Vice-President of Dramatic Club 2 
"Greatness does not depend on size." 

Florence, one of our "Little Town Girls," is among the most 
talented members of our class. She paints and has much dramatic 
ability. By the way, have you ever seen her dance? 



ESTHER PALM MacPHERSON 

"Esther Mae" 
FARNUMSVILLE, MASS. 



Glee Club 1, 2 
W. A. A. 1, 2 



Dramatic Club 1 , 
Class Secretary I , 



"Some are made for mischief. 
Some are made for noise. 
However, the greatest virtue 
Consists of u charming poise." 

Esther has blonde hair and all of its accompanying virtues 
Although she has great ambitions as a school teacher, we think that 
she will not long remain in that field. Be that as it may, we are 
sure her life will be a successful one. If you would become her 
friend and make her happy, always have a fine meal for her should 
she chance to call on you. Our best wishes go with her. 



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BERNICE AUDREY MARSHALL 
"Audrey B." 
1 038 MASS. AVE., NORTH ADAMS, MASS 



Drama Club J, 2 
Glee Club 2 



Basketball 1, 2 
W. A. A. 1,2 



'Twos the gold in her hair and the gold in her hear!." 

"Can't you answer that question? Oh yes, Miss Marshall." 
It must be wonderful for a teacher to realize that there is someone 
on whom she can always depend — a capacity which Audrey (ills 
admirably. None of us question Audrey's brilliance, and there is no 
doubt but what she is envied by many because of it. Her friendli- 
ness, cheerfulness, and unassuming nature will all contribute to her 
certain success. We wonder why Mr. Holmes thinks Audrey has a 
"childish personality." 



ELIZABETH MARSHALL 

"Betty" 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS 

Dramatic Club 1, 2 Basketball 1 2, 

W. A. A. 1, 2 

"Good common sense is 
Worth more than gold." 

Always dependable. What a wonderful thing it is to say 
of one that she is always dependable. At times when our last hopes 
were gone in classes Elizabeth would see us safely through. Some 
say she is quiet but I have heard it said that dignity does not always 
hold sway. A very efficient and progressive teacher is what we 
prophesy. 



FRANCES E. McGOWAN 

"Fran" 
30 HALE STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 



Glee Club I, 2 

\Y. A. A. E 2 

Chairman of Finance Committee 



Student Council 
Basketball 1, 2 



Normalogue Staff 

"Ready for any path you take 
Jolly, able, and wide-awake." 

A flash of red hair — here's Fran! There are two subjects upon 
which Fran has acquired the ability to debate: one is basketball, 
the other is — bus drivers. Ask Fran which bus has the best looking 
driver. She'll tell vou. 



ANNA MICHALAK 

Anne 
SHEEBERNE FAELS, MASS. 



Basketball 1, 2 



Glee Club 1, 2 



W. A. A. E 2 



"Sweet are the thoughts that savor oj content: 
The quiet mind is richer than a crown." 

"Anne" has a quiet manner in that she does not say a great deal, 
but we all know that her quiet mind is richer than any crown. We 
shall never forget "Anne's" stories of Ekrania. Ever cheerful 
and willing to aid she makes everyone in her environment all the 
happier for having known her. 



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GRACE MOCHRIE 

Grace 
PITTSFIELD, MASS. 
House Council 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Normalogue Staff 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Secretary of Student Council 2 
"To give her her Due for her H it." 
The girls in the dorm know that Grace and Liz certainly made 
two ideal roommates, for they always agreed with each other. 

Who does not remember the arguments Grace has had with Mr. 
Eldridge or Mr. Yenahle, in which her cleverness almost always 
gained for her the winning side. So let me warn you not to try to 
argue with her, for you'll surely lose. 

Fortunately, Grace was blessed with a roommate who came 
from an Indian town and knew something about "Tommy-hawks." 
If Australia or a doctor's profession doesn't call Grace, she 
certainly will make a successful teacher. 

JOAN MUNGER 
"Jo" 

STONEHAM, MASS. 
Recording Secretary, W. A. A. 1, 2 Glee Club 1 
Basketball 1, 2 Operetta 1 

"Oh, how I do loir a carefree lifel" 

II" you are feeling blue and need an inspiration or a little excess 
pep, Joan is always on hand to supply it. Her pep however, is 
equally balanced with scholastic ability and we feel sure that the 
owner of those merry blue eyes will go far in this world of ours. 

GRACE MYERS 

"Gracie" 
32 RICKARDS STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
\V. A. A. 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Librarian 1, 2 Axis Staff 2 

Chairman of Publicity Com. 2 Operetta 1, 2 

"Singing makes your heart lighter 
Singing mokes this irorlil brighter" 
Yes, (irate certainly can cheer us with her songs. However, 
most of us will remember her for her willingness in rinding the desired 
book, when we were in a hurry. 

She has always been a willing class worker for all occasions 
Being a small person she is naturally interested in petite ob- 
jects, anil especially in a "Little " man. 

MARY ERNESTINE NEUMANN 

"Neumann" 

19 BURT STREET. ADAMS, MASS 

Best Sport 

Glee Club 1, 2 Operetta 1, 2 

(vis Staff I, 2 Senior Play 2 

Normalogue Staff 2 Student Council 2 

Plav Day Chairman 2 Baksetball 1, 2 

W. A. A. 1. 2 
".S/te used to send the best company into gales of laughter." 
A burst of laughter — a crowd — who's the cause of it? If you 
could work your way to the center, whom would you find? Mary 
Neumann, of course! Mary is famous for her original ideas — not to 
mention basketball — and has proved herself to be a loyal and willing 
class member. We shall all miss your happy, smiling countenance 
next vear, Mary. 



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MARION OLDHAM 

L66 HOUGHTON STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
W. A. A. Normalogue Staff 

"The essence of friendship is entireness, a total 
magnamitY and trust." 
Marion is busy from morning to night and we often wonder 
where she finds so much to do. Perhaps it's her "heavy" corre- 
spondence! Whatever it is she obtains results and that is most 
important. We hope she gets as good results in her teaching years. 



ALMA OLSON 

"Al" 

GREENFIELD, MASS. 
Chairman of Social Committee at Taeonic Hall 2 
Glee Club 2 Operetta 2 

W. A. A. 2 
" Her talk is like a sunny stream, 
Always happy 
Always laughing'." 
Alma came to us last September and we surely have appreciated 
her being here. Why''' Because as a pianist, she is perfect; she 
also has a lovely voice, to which we never grow tired of listening. 
With her ever ready wit and humor, why shouldn't we be happy 
to have had her with us? 



MARY AGNES O'CONNOR 

"Mary" 
58 CHEERY ST., EASTHAMPTON, MASS. 
President of Glee Club 2 Class Plav 2 

Operettas 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Dramatics 1 Reading 1 

W. A. A. 1, 2 
"The only nay to have a friend is to he one." 
That is what Mary is to all. Always a cheerful smile and some- 
thing to say to everyone. Without Mary's splendid cooperation 
witli Miss Dix and her willingness to work, the Glee Club would 
be lost for want of a good executive. Best wishes to her in her work. 



HELEN LOUISE PELISSIER 

"Pel." 
48 EAST STREET, HADLEY, MASS. 
House President 2 Glee Club 1, 2 



Basketball 1, 



Operetta 1 



W. A. A. 1, 



"Good-natured, easy going, gets things done. 
Never too busy to have some fun." 
Helen is always looking on the bright and happy side of life. 
From present indications "Pel" is going to be a fine teacher, for she 
has patience, humor, friendliness, and a heart of gold. Get Helen 
in gym and you will soon find out that she also has a good hand 
in sports. 



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OLIVE KATHERINE PIERCE 

"01" "Piercie" 

HOWLAND AVE., ADAMS, MASS. 

Class Pet 

Dramatic Club 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Basketball 1, 2 Class Play 2 

Chairman of Assembly Comm. 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Wormalogue Staff 2 

"She is a maid of artless grace. 
Gentle in form and fair of face." 
Olive is a flowery person, being somewhat interested in "Buds." 
"01" certainly enjoyed herself this year putting us poor seniors on 
assembly programs. But it was good practise for us. Who can 
forget "Piercie" as Sierra in our class play? Anytime Olive becomes 
discontented with school teaching and wishes to go upon the stage, 
she will be able to get plenty of recommendations from X. A. X. S. 
girls when she tries for the part of a 'prairie rose.' We wonder why 
Olive was chosen to give a toast to Mr. Holmes at the banquet? 



CAROLYN POTTER 

"Polly" 
7 EMERALD COURT, STOXEHAM, MASS 
Assembly Program Committee 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 Operetta 1 

Senior Play 2 Student Council 2 

House and School Social Committee 1, 2 
"Beware of quiet girls, titer sj>ring surprises." 
This girl is just one proof that good looks and brains can go 
together. Here is one determined young lady who will, I expect. 
turn out to be a training teacher yet. However, we wish her luck 
and hope that when next year she is buried in the backwoods teach- 
ing some fifty or sixty children that she will not be persuaded by 
some nice young farmer boy to "commit" matrimony. 

MARY ELLEN RUANE 

"Mary" 

GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. 

Most Bashful 

Glee Club 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

"Quiet and thoughtful, dependable too, 

(rive her a task, she nill see it through." 

Without haste, we find Mary calmly pressing on toward the 

realization of her great ambition. She never says a great deal, but 

we often surprise a dreamy, far away expression in her eyes. That 

may have something to do with the persistent ringing of Mary's 

telephone number on pleasant Sunday afternoons. We feel certain 

that Mary's t houghtfulness and serious purpose will bring her credit 

EVELYN IDA RUSSELL 
Evie 

WEST CHESTERFIELD, MASS. 
Glee Club 1, 2 Operetta 1 

W. A. A. 1 
" Her tvavs are tvavs of pleasantness and all her paths are peace." 
Evelyn's cheery smile has been a source of pleasure and comfort 
to her schoolmates and teachers at X. A. X. S. and her willingness 
to cooperate has made itself felt in every school undertaking. Evelyn 
is a faithful and conscientious student and we wish her only the 
best of luck during the coming years. 



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LENA MILDRED SALVATOHE 
"Lee" 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
\Y. A. A. I, 2 
"Lovable, happy, and sincere — 
And to many friends she is most dear.'' 
Not many of us have had the pleasure of being counted among 
Lena's special friends, hut we all wish we knew her better. Her pleas- 
ant voice and equally pleasant ways have impressed us. We are 
sure she has much success in store for her in her chosen profession. 



RUTH ALICE SCOTT 

"Scotty" 
ADAMS, MASS 

Axis Staff 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

\Y. A. A. 1, 2 Operetta 1, 2 

"I'd rather he small and shine 
Than he large and east a shadow." 
When "Scotty" went to Boston we feel sure that everyone 
liked her because she is liked wherever she goes. All through 
Normal she has kept things bright with her merry smile. 

We wonder why short girls always pick tall men or is it that tall 
men pick short girls? Anyway "Scotty" always attended the Adams 
basketball games. 



HILDA SHIRT 

"Shirtie" 
DALTON, MASS. 
Member of House Council 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Member of Axis Staff 1, 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Basketball Team 2 
" Her ivays are ivays of pleasantness." 
Hilda's sense of humor has done more harm for her than good, 
but she would not part with it for anything. We will always remem- 
ber this characteristic as it has given us much fun. Hilda will 
without a doubt make a success at teaching as she is a good student. 
We wish her the best of luck. 



ELIZABETH JANET SMITH 

"Janny" 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS 

Cutest 

W. A. A. 1, 2, Vice-President 1 Operetta 



I 



Glee Club 1, 2 Axis Staff 1, 2 

"(? hatever the weather may he, I say 
It hatever the weather may be 
It's the sons she sinus and the smile she uears 
That's a-makin the sun sliine everywheres." 
And there's Janny Smith who enlivened our classes by her 
sudden outbursts of wit. Such a Good girl she was too! And so 
intensely interested in athletics! If you don't believe it, visit 
Janny's room at the dorm, where there could be found a miniature 
Springfield College, which, as we know, is famed for its athletics. 
Janny also showed us her ability as a leader when as a Junior she 
presided at W. A. A. meetings. 

The best wishes of the Class of 1931 go with Janet. We are 
sure she will be a successful school teacher as well as an assistant 
athletic coach. 



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MARGARET IRENE SMITH 
"Peg" 
NORTH HEATH, MASS. 

Luckiest 

(ilee Club 1 (ilee Club Treasurer 2 

Operetta "Hells of Beaujolais" 1 W. A. A. 1,2 

House Council I Vice-President House Council 2 

Student Council I 

" Her heart was as great as tin- world, hut there was no room in 

it to /nil, I memory of wrong." 
She is as lively as her auburn hair and bright eyes would indi- 
cate, and vet she's a serious minded little person. And speaking 
of hearts, we're rather afraid she's lost hers to the Deane of them. 
"Peg" is our idealist and is most sincere. She is one of the besi 
little teachers we have, too. All the success in the world, "Peg." 



PRISCILLA SOULE 

"Sid" 

PITTSFIELD, MASS. 
Most Sympathetic, Most Pleasing Personality 

High Lights Editor of Axis W, A. A. 

President of Student Council (ilee Club 1, 2 

1 >ramatic ( lub 1,2 ( Jperel ta 

(ilee Club I, 2 Senior Play 

"A sunny disposition is her treasure." 

Our class would not be complete without Sid. who has sn ; 
filled the office of President of the Student Council this year, 
cheerful disposition has won her many friends during these 
short, happy years at X. A. X S. We are sure that Sid wil 
a most successful teacher. 



ibly 
Her 



ZOE DUNAKIN STETSON 

"Zoe" 
ADAMS. MASS. 

Wormalogue Staff Basketball 

Dramatic Club W. A. A. 

"To a girl who is loyal, In n h lnl ami true." 
"Zoe" was never too over burdened with minor things to lapse 
into poetry. And, furt her in ore, she always supported her half of the 
"Siamese Twins." We wonder how she does it all, perhaps it's all 
in "knowing how." Fun and Jollity were always present, when 
Zoe was near us. 



DOROTHY STOCKWELL 

"Dot" 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
Head of Sports 2 Basketball 1, 2 

W. A. A. I, 2 (ilee Club 2 

" Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power." 
"Dot" not only is a fine athlete and sport but also a willing class 
worker. Her loyal school spirit has inspired many to participate 
with greater enjoyment in some of the extra-curricular activities. 
We feel sure "Dot's" perserverance will bring her success in whatever 
she undertakes. 



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DOROTHY TYLER 

"Dot" 
NORTH ADAMS, MASS 
W. A. A. 1,2 
"My life if a life of merriment." 
We could always depend upon "Dot" to stick up for her own 
rights in her convincing way. Many is the time that we wished that 
we too might have possessed some of her pluck and courage. Good 
luck, "Dot." 



MARTHA O. YIRTA 

"Mart" 
25 MISSION STREET, GARDNER, MASS. 
W. A. A. 2 Glee Club 2 

Normalogue Staff 2 Basketball 2 

"A daughter of the Vikings." 
Martha came into our midst in September and since then has 
proved to be a most delightful friend. She is a good sport . 
We are sure that she will have a very successful future. Our best 
wishes surely go with Martha and we wonder whether she knows 
Greta Garbo? 



HELEN WHITNEY 

"Whit" 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 
W. A. A. 1, 2 Glee Club 1, 2 

Normalogue Staff Basketball Captain 1, 2 

" Here's to Helen, everyone's pal: 
She's not very big, hut oh what a gal." 
Giggle! Giggle! We don't have to turn around to see w 
It's "Whit." Always laughing, always ready for a good time 
Helen. But when there's work to be done, Helen is just as re; 
ling to do her share. Here's hoping she grows just a I 



ho it is. 
-that's 
idy and 
ittle so 



she'll look like 



•hoot marm" and not like "one of the kids. 






MARGARET ELIZABETH YOUNG 
"Liz" "Betty" 
STOC KB RIDGE, MASS. 
Best Mixer, Best Dancer, Did Most for Class, Most Popular 
Class President 1, 2 W. A. A. 1, 2 

Student Council 1, 2 Reading Club 1, 2 

Glee Club 1, 2 Dramatic Club I, 2 

Operetta I Delegate to Conventic 

Class Day Speaker 1, 2 
"Efficient manner, eyes that smile 
Helpful, trilling, all the while." 
What would a Normal Dance be without 
ceiving line? But then what would Normal 
Try to imagine! 

Mix steadfastness, loyalty, ami enthusiasm, with an abundance 
of jolly carefreeness and you will have "Betty." 

We realized her worth at N. A. N. S. and as a token offered her 
the highest honor we could by electing her our president. 

We know she will make a good school "marm" but we wonder 
for how long? 



I 



"Liz" in the re- 
be without Liz? 



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ESTHER MARY COFFEY 

"Coffee" 
HADLEY, MASS. 
House Council 
W. A. A. 1, 2 
Glee Club 



Basketball 

Operetta 1 

Fire Chief 2 



"Better than fame is still the wish of Fame, 
The constant training for a glorious strife: 
The athlete, nurtured for the flame, 
Cains strength at least for life." 

We were very sorry when Esther left us because of ill health. 
During her time here at X. A. N. S., she made many friends who 
will never forget her cheerful disposition and her willingness to co- 
operate in school activities. 

Will we ever forget Esther's hearty cheering and skill in basket- 
ball? Girls, won't we always remember her in the role of Paul 
Revere at the Pageant? 

Here's wishing you the best of health and success in the future, 
Esther! 



HELEN KIXXE 

GREENFIELD, MASS. 
Joke Editor of the Ixis 

At the beginning of our senior year the class of '.'51 was glad to 
welcome to N. A. N. S. two girls from Greenfield, one of whom was 
Helen. A jolly, good natured, enjoyable companion she was, and we 
missed her over the week-ends. 

We wonder why she was always also interested in professors? 
There must be a reason. 

We're all sorry that Helen's health prevented her from finishing 
the year with us, but here's wishing her a swift recovery and the 
best of success in anything she undertakes. 




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f~XKVYj more a group of seniors from North Adams Normal School enjoyed their class 
^^ banquet at Williams Inn in Williamstown. This event was staged by the Class 
of '31 on the evening of May 27th, 1931. 



Celery 



Mashed Potato 



fHenu 

Cocktail 

Bouillon 
Breast of Chicken 

Lettuce and Tomato Salad 

Strawberry Ice Cream 

Cakes 



Olives 



Asparagus 



Address of Welcome 



To Mr. Smith 

To Mrs. Smith 

To School 

To Mr. Venahle 

To the Faculty 

To Mrs. Van El ten 

To Miss Pearson 

To Miss Baright 

To Miss Owens 

To Miss Donelson 

To Miss Dix 

To Miss Sholcs 

To Miss Weston 

To Miss Jenkins 

To Miss Allyn 

To Mr. Eldridge 

To Mr. Cummings 

To Mr. Holmes 

To the Man Dances 

To the Class President 

To the Class Officers 

To the Class of '31 



Demi Tasse 



Coasts 



Elizabeth Young 
Mr. Smith 



Priscilla Soule 

Audrey Marshall 

Caroline Potter 

Elizabeth Young 

Margaret Smith 

Helen Pelissier 

Florence MacDonald 

Marjorie Hume 

Frances McGowan 

Elsie Boyd 

Mary O'Connor 

Paige Home 

Rose Curtin 

Nellie Karrey 

Evelyn Russell 

Edith Derosia 

Zoe Stetson 

Olive Pierce 

Jane Loomis 

Grace Mochrie 

Elizabeth Young 

Elizabeth Young 



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Reading 

Solo 

Monologue 
Trumpet Solo 

Horoscopes of Girls of '31 
Class History 
Class Prophecy 
Class U ill 



§pertal program 

Miss Mary Louise Barighl 

Grace Myers 

( aiolyn Potter 

Mary Neumann 

Florence MacDonald 



Ruth Jones 

Helen Whitney 

Alma Olson 

Margaret Gurney 

Frances Klein 

< llaire ( lavanaugh 



(Hum men of Committers for tljc Manv\ixvt 

Toaslmi stress Elizabeth Young 

General Chairman Elizabeth Young 

Chairman of Entertainment Committee Frances McGowan 

Chairman of Decoration Committee Grace Myers 



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Class ©ay 
Abbrv&& of Weltonxt 

HTO THE Members of the Faculty, Parents, Classmates, Friends: 

In behalf of the Senior class, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you, to these, 
our class day exercises. 

Someone has said, 'Life is what we make it.' It seems to me now, as I think about 
it, that there is contained much in that thought, that each of us should ponder in our 
hearts. Are we of any worth in this vast world of ours? Are we endeavoring to develop 
a noble character? 

Shakespeare declared, "All the world's a stage and the men and women merely 
players." If this be true, are we acting our part in the play, endeavoring to portray 
some important role, as we continue on towards the climax of our career? To do this, 
we must play the part efficiently and with zest; we must act it according to the demands 
of our position or vocation. On the imaginary stage of life, let us draw open the cur- 
tains and view the scene. We may see a noble character, strong, powerful and self- 
reliant. Perchance, such a one might have been in Emerson's mind when he said, 
"Act singly and what you have already done singly will justify you now. The force 
of character is cumulative. All the foregone days of virtue work their health into this. 
What makes the majesty of the heroes of the senate and the field, which so fills the 
imagination? The consciousness of a train of great days and victories behind. They 
shed an united light on the advancing actor. He is attended as by a visible escort of 
angels." 

We may behold another type, one who baffled by the situations and occurrences 
which have arisen in his daily life, blinded by the ever glaring, staring lights of discour- 
agement has almost given way to weakness and despair. To such a one we have learned 
to say with Robert Louis Stevenson, "Go on forever and if you fall, go on again. 
Be mauled to earth but arise, 
Contend for the shade of a word 
And a thing not seen with the eyes, 
With the half of a broken hope for a pillow at night, 
That somehow the right is the right 
And the smooth shall bloom from the rough." 
John Ruskin, the great English art-critic and author, once said that every man 
should know three things, namely, where he is, where he is going and what he should 
do under the circumstances. And he goes on to say that the man who knows these three 
things and has a will so trained that it will do what it should is educated and the man 
who knows them not is uneducated. The man who desires to succeed can well afford 
to spend time just to think anil plan. For an individual to know where he is, there 
must be a recognition of the fact that he needs something more than a high school 
education to insure success. For an individual to know where he is going, there must 
be an opportunity to choose something definite, from the many things offered, and we, 
have chosen the teaching profession. For an individual to know what he should do 
under any given circumstances, there must be a disposition to accept suggestions that 
come from experience and can be substantiated. Usually, the individual who has climbed 
step by step has considered these three factors. He has realized that he must learn in 
order to earn; that he must not only know many things but he must learn one thing 
thoroughly. If a man is content to be ordinary; if he is satisfied to pass his days in 
what Emerson calls a "quiet desperation," the world has little for him. 

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These two short years at N. A. N. S. have given all of us definite opportunities, 
nor have we shunned these, nor waited for them to knock at our professional door, but 
we have gladly opened it, with the key of experience, and after all, isn't experience, 
truly, the best teacher? John Dewey, a great philosopher, has said, "Education is life;" 
and we have learned that Life is opportunity and education is the tool by which we 
carve its way to success, and that it cannot fail, if efficiently and sincerely used. 

Members of the Faculty, we owe to you much, for your skillful moulding of our 
characters, you have offered us a form of higher education, which has especially de- 
veloped us for teachers, and also prepared us for a broader and a more effective life work. 
We feel you have inculcated in us many physical, intellectual and moral principles, which 
will aid us in the future. It seems your interest does not cease when we go forth from 
this school, but you make every effort to keep in touch with N. A. N. S. graduates and 
to render assistance whenever you are given the opportunity. As we leave Normal 
School, we will carry with us a heart felt gratitude for all the assistance we have re- 
ceived through your hands. 

Parents, to you, we owe a debt which cannot fully be paid. To you, we owe a 
debt of gratitude, for the hardships you have endured that we might gain an educa- 
tion. Had it not been for your support, we would have been unable to obtain such a 
preparation for a more effective life work. I feel sure as you, dear parents, glance into 
the face of your daughter, your heart will fill with pride, when you think you had the 
opportunity to enable her to gain a higher education, and also to think she desired such 
a career, and is graduating from these classic halls, today, with the class of '31. I am 
unable to express in words what your parental cooperations and interests have meant 
to us, during our two years at Normal. 

Members of the Freshman Class, You, both as individuals and as a class have help- 
ed us to play our parts here more successfully by your social contact with us. Thus, 
you have made our stay here richer and more enjoyable; and as we depart, we urge you 
to continue to uphold the honor and glory of N. A. X. S. We trust profoundly in your 
loyalty, since loyalty is a quality which everyone admires and its opposite, disloyalty, 
something everyone condemns. It means allegiance. Therefore, we urge you ever 
to pledge allegiance to our Alma Mater. Then, as you start out on the highway of 
life, armoured with experience and encouragement, you, too, will realize what your 
Alma Mater has meant to us, your friends and classmates who have gone before you 
into the educational field. 

Classmates, as I glance upon your faces today, I see a gleam of happiness, because 
we, at last, are to enter into the world as actors, to play our parts. It seems we are 
just beginning, we are only prologuists, so to speak. I also behold a tinge of sadness, 
for in our two years at N. A. N. S., we have made many never-to-be-forgotten friends. 
No doubt, every last bit of learning we have gained here together will be a gold mine of 
joy for us in later years. Much, no doubt, has seemed unnecessary learning, but in the 
long act of life, it will bring incredible and unforeseen satisfaction. As we go forth, 
each to fulfill our destiny, let us all hold dear the memories of our Alma Mater and 
realize that, — 

A place on Life's stage awaits us, 

Each one has some part to play, 

Let us act the role, let us play the part - 

Let us venture this work to-day. 

Betty Young, 'SI 
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Abhrv&& to ttjr iFrpsljut^n 

"And I would thai my tongue could utter 
The thoughts that arise in me." 

CO TENNYSON wrote when a dearly loved friend had gone and so we say when we 
are about to leave pleasant companions and helpful friends. How many thoughts 
we have — yet our hearts are too full and the time too short to tell them all. We cannot 
go, however, before giving a few of them to you "little sisters" — a bit of advice, but 
more of appreciation. First the advice: — 

During the next two years including their accompanying summers, it would be 
well for you to collect encylcopedias, "National Geographies," pictures, books, maps, 
and sundry other things remotely related to Geography as you will surely need them 
for the projects Mr. Eldridge will expect you to do. Also, it would be a rather good idea 
to start looking up your family history — and be prepared to learn . . . .well, — anything! 
We Seniors have been pleasantly surprised. Another thing, you fortunate ones who 
had chemistry and domestic science in High School better brush up on them in prepara- 
tion for a tussle in Foods class. 

Of course, you may not need to do all this preparing. You may perhaps be able 
to do some of it in study periods because you won't be so lucky in regard to these next 
year. No more trotting home an hour earlier Friday. The Seniors were positively 
envious. 

If one were to enter the Normal School building any school day at twelve o'clock, 
he would be greeted by an uproar. "What's this?" he would think and eventually 
he would discover that the Normal students were eating lunch. Two voices especially 
would be raised above the hubbub — those of Thelma Cary and Bobbie Burns. Those 
two girls can make more noise than a roomful of others. We wonder what they'll 
do in a class room. 

One fact was particularly noticeable about the Freshmen in the lunchroom and 
that was their lack of "spreads." There wasn't a single first year "spread" from Sep- 
tember to June. That seems rather queer for we think they're great fun and have had 
as many as possible. 

Evidently the members of the freshman class have made up for the loss of a 
"spread" or two in other ways, for not many weeks past, I recall, Ina Tyler went to 
Troy where she attended the Soiree at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. We won- 
der how long Ina will teach. 

However, she is one of the exceptions to the general rule in this dancing game, 
bet me take you over to the Social Room. It is transformed by soft lights and gay 
streamers. We hear the swish of feet and the steady beat of music. We look around 
and sense some wrong. Where are the Freshmen! We-e-e-ell, there are a, few. Mar- 
ian Austin, the aforementioned Ina, and one or two others stand out. 

The first day we came to school last September we were pleasantly thrilled. "Girls, 
we're going to have a man at N. A. N. S." Sure enough, it seemed so. Imagine our 
surprise to discover it was Elizabeth Hewitt's pleasant, deep voice that had deceived 
us. She has provided many exciting moments this year in leading us to think some 
girl's man had arrived to see her. 

There is another voice in the Freshman class that has been a pleasant surprise to 
us all and that is the beautiful contralto of Henrietta Worthington. Thank you, 

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sisters for bringing' it to us. It has provided many wonderful minutes for us and we 
envy you in being able to hear it in the future. 

Moreover we wish to express our appreciation for the delightful, educational and 
interesting assembly programs you have presented from time to time. Judging from 
these we are sure there will be many desirable programs for your children when you 
come to teach. 

And lastly, we are deeply grateful for the help you have given us in making life at 
N. A. X. S. so pleasant. You have cooperated at all times; you have thought of others 
instead of yourselves. We wish you two more happy years and a good teaching posi- 
tion at the end. Make the most of those years. You still have them to which to 
look forward, but we can only say after Tennyson: 

"The tender grace of days that are dead 
Will never come back to us." 

Dorothy Stockwell, '■!/ 




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S^sponse to ^?mara 

OENIORS, do you know what it is that is "always freely offered but very seldom 
^ taken"? 

Yes, you are right; it is advice. Today you have given to us much of worthwhile 
quality, and we thank you. 

We have enjoyed the companionship of the class of 1931 and have come to know 
many of the members well. Probably our first acquaintance with them came when we 
discovered our Big Sisters, or perhaps they discovered us, sometime during last summer. 

To the Seniors we extend our gratitude for the help they gave us in this position. 
Having someone to acquaint us with the ways of Normal and to welcome us on the 
opening day proved a wedge in the wall of unfamiliarity. And at the Reception we 
found that Miss Baright had been successful in training you to introduce to a receiving 
line. Frightened as we were, we noticed that. 

Is this exclusively a school for girls? No-one thought so at the Senior Play, for 
there we had several fine looking boys upon the stage who would certainly grace any 
"co-ed" institution, while this fact was noticeable at the Glee Club operetta also. 

And, speaking of the operetta, whenever our water pipes burst, will the plumber of 
1931 be close at hand, or will he have to wait for his mate? Certainly the graduates 
should be well trained for almost any type of position. 

The Seniors have been, we know, like the ant described by Clinton Scollard: 

"I like to watch the journeying ant 
Who never thinks of saying 'can't'. 
He always goes ahead and does; 
He's like the bee without its buzz. 

"He ever travels to and fro 

And just as fast as he can go; 

A very wise and busy thing, 

He's like the bee without its sting." 

Yet, sometimes they were missed as much at basketball practice as we were at 
man dances. 

As to your assemblies, few faults can be found, and we especially respected you when 
those little tests were presented at the ends of programs. In the assembly hall, too, 
we learned how to make announcements from Mary Dailey, who has displayed a great 
deal of thought, determination, and Irish wit in her declamations this year. 

How quiet we found it in these halls during that week in May when the Seniors 
were teaching! We could not but feel more meek and unassuming than ever when we 
realized how little tumult we really made. At least we can hope, for our own sakes, 
that "Silence is golden." 

To our dismay we found that although the faculty frequently forgot, the upper- 
classmen always remembered to call us Freshmen instead of Juniors, which, of course, 
we realize was but one more of the ways of putting us in our proper place. 

Really, though, there are many reasons for which the Freshmen may well be 
thankful; although we have been regarded as verdantly green and uninitiated, we have 

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enjoyed our first year very much, and we look toward you with gratitude for helping 
us to make this time a happy one. 

Next September you will be teaching in your first schools. May you have the 
finest of classes, t lie best of superintendents, and of boarding places. And if we may 
be allowed to give advice, keep in mind that serious, truthful statement once made: 
"A teacher affects eternity; he cannot tell where his influence stops.*' Don't forget 
N. A. N. S. and please don't forget your Little Sisters of 1933. 

Ruth Gleason, '33 




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Class WxBtotyi 1930 



"CWRLY in September, we, a group of over sixty girls from all parts of Massachusetts, 

secured tickets for the last "two-year-drama" to be presented by the North Adams 
Normal School. 

When we arrived at the theater, the stage manager, Mr. Smith, and his assistants, 
our "Big Sisters," gave us a hearty welcome and tried to acquaint us with the setting. 
We were so interested that we asked for parts in the drama. 

Soon each of us was assigned a role to play. At first we wandered rather uncer- 
tainly from one part of the stage to another, but after the "Get Acquainted Party" 
given us by our "Big Sisters" we felt as though we were real actors. With confidence, 
we organized and elected the following officers: Elizabeth Young, President; Frances 
Klein, Vice-President: Esther MacPherson, Secretary; Helen Daly, Treasurer. 

Great was our humiliation, however, when we found that our "Big Sisters" did 
not truly consider us a part of the caste until after we had made our debut in the scene 
of the Greylock hike. Luckily Columbus Day came soon after so that we had plenty 
of time to recover. 

Then, with real earnestness, we showed our dramatic ability in the scenes of the 
Hallowe'en Party and the first Man Dance. 

The action did not cease with these, either, for at Christmas time we did our best to 
make the Christmas Concert episode a success. How the air resounded with our 
Christmas Carols! 

We. too, were well represented in the "Bells of Beaujolais," the musical comedy 
given by the Glee Club. 

The climax of the first act was reached when the Seniors left us alone on the stage 
for a whole week while they were in the field teaching. What a thrill we had! To in- 
crease the joy of it all, we afterward gathered together at the dormitory for a splendid 
banquet. 

The first act of the play drew to a close with the presentation of a pageant in honor 
of the Massachusetts Tercentenary celebration, after which our stage manager, Mr. 
Smith, announced a two months' intermission. 

Ruth Jones 



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Class Btstonj 1931 



HP HE second act of our Drama was opened by Mr. Smith who welcomed us back to 
the stage alter our summer vacation. We, in turn, remembering our own sad plight 
the first year on the stage, gave a reception in honor of the newcomers in our Drama. 
— The Freshmen. 

For first scene the curtain rose revealing a striking setting of orange and black— 
a scene at the Hallowe'en Party given by the chorus for the principals of our show. 

"On with the dance, let joy be unconfined!" Such was the cry at our famous 
Man Dances scenes. The scene lor these was shifted from Normal Hall to Taconic 
Hall. 

"Harken to the carol singers!" Our next scene took place early on a cold winter 
morning when a hundred girls carried on our customary carol singing at Christmas time. 
This scene will-long linger in our minds alter the others have faded away. 

Here the curtain fell to denote a lapse of two weeks during which the cast en- 
joyed their winter vacation. 

Something new and different was introduced in our next scene after vacation — 
A Winter Carnival — Work was forgotten — sleds, snowshoes, skiis and jumpers were 
brought into use for this unusual attraction. Later, all enjoyed another novelty, for us, 
a W. A. A. banquet held at the Dorm. 

A smaller stage was erected on our large one for the production of the annual 
Senior Class Plays. This time two plays were given— "The Florist Shop," and "A 
Box of Monkeys." The casts were splendid and well received by two large audiences. 
As usual, the plays were under the direction of Miss Baright. 

For an outdoor scene in the Spring we held a Field Day with all of the X. A. N. S. 
cast taking part. We were assisted by extras taken from the Mark Hopkins Training 
School, the home of many youthful stars, as we found in this scene. The X. A. X. S. 
lawn formed a striking background for our activities. 

The scene shifted to the Williams Inn at Williamstown where our Class Banquet 
was held. This was one of the most brilliant scenes of our Drama with the colorful 
decorations of the dining room harmonizing with the dresses of the girls. Appropriate 
toasts were given followed by an excellent entertainment and dancing. 

First among our Commencement scenes was our ('lass Day observance for which 
the entire cast was on the stage, the Seniors in colors and the Freshmen in white. 
This was followed by our Promenade in the evening. The bright colorful gowns of 
the girls formed a contrast with the dark coats of the men, providing a scene of beauty 
and loveliness in our Drama. 

The entire company was on the stage for the grand finale of our great Drama — 
Graduation — after which each member of the Senior (lass was the proud possessor of a 
diploma from the N. A. X. S. theater. 

The curtain fell as we sang our Alma Mater and our Drama was ended. 

Helen W hitney 



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Class Propli^ry 



A LMA and I sat on, regardless of time and so fascinated by the story of the old 

native of this Southern Mississippi River town, that we were heedless of the curious 
glances of passers-by. Little did we realize, then, how queer it seemed to see two 
strangers sitting on the Library steps deeply engrossed in conversation with old Tom 
Driggens. But just listen to what he told us: 

"Up yonder, on the river, there is an old river steamboat moored to a deserted 
wharf. No one visits there any more for people have heard of the water gnome who 
lives under the boat. They think it is ghosts, but I know better. This gnome told me 
my fortune and many things which would happen to me in the future which have all 
befallen me since then as he predicted." 

Tom Driggens story went on and on and was so unusual that when Alma and I left 
him we could think only of finding that boat and of trying our fortunes there. 

Inquiries were worthless, for people were so afraid of the boat and its possibilities 
that they would rush away as soon as we mentioned the name of the deserted boat 
"Magnolia." Consequently, as we could not find Tom Driggens for further information, 
we decided to walk up the river and investigate this mystery ourselves. On the third 
day of our wanderings we were successful. There in a hidden inlet of the river were 
both the wharf and the quaint "Magnolia." 

According to Tom we had to chant a certain rhyme to find out what we wanted 
to know — so Alma chanted: 

Oh, gnome, gnome, gnome 
We do bemoan, moan, moan 
That where our friends will roam 
Is so unknown, unknown. 
No sooner had she finished than — wonder of wonders! the old wheel began to turn 
and an eerie voice said, "Look up, up into the paddle cup." No sooner did we hear 
this than we had done it. And there in the paddle cup — oh, precious paddle cup! we 
found a slip of paper upon which was printed in strange letters : 

All this I rue 
Will be so true 
In 19 hundred and 52. 
Alma exclaimed, "Why that is 21 years from now. Oh look quickly! I must know 
what is going to happen to all of our friends in 21 years." 01' course we looked and this 
is what we found in the paddle cup. Slip upon slip of paper covered in closely written 
script with the future histories of our friends. Would you like to know them, too? 
Just listen. 

The oft discussed problem of women in politics received much warranted publicity 
in the recent mayorial election in that metropolis, Squoduck Center, Vermont. The 
Democratic Candidate, Miss Grace Mochrie bitterly opposed the prejudiced views of the 
Republican Candidate, Margaret Smith. The outcome of the election is still unknown 
as the official vote counter, Evelyn Russell, was taken ill and the vote counting was 
postponed indefinitely. 

Esther Knodel, Chief of Police in Mecca, Arabia recently commended her chief 
detectives, Caroline Potter and Mary Ruane for their remarkable courage, bravery, 
fortitude, ferocity, strength, and stamina in tracking the most illusive criminal of centur- 

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ies to his lair in the desert. 

Olive Pierce, President of "Book of Moment Publishing Company" has found it 
necessary to build new presses to accommodate the demands of the public for copies 
of the latest prize winning novel "True Test of Tess" by Mary O'Connor. The first 
copy was sent by the authoress to the newly married Duchess, Lena Salvatore. 

Martha Virta after attending a theological school, has at last fulfilled her ambition 
to be a minister. Her parish is so large that she has been forced to have two assistants. 
Dorothy Stockwell and Ruth Scott, who sit in the front pew during every service. 
Their expressions show extreme patience and hope for the future time when they them- 
selves will be full Hedged theologians. 

"Kleinny" alias Frances Klein has been entrusted with the difficult position of 
buyer for "Audre Marshall Novelty Shoppe." Miss Marshall, owner of this renowned 
paradise for shoppers, recently sent Miss Klein to Smyrna where she made the valuable 
purchases of 16 dozen Persian dish towels, and 1 ! Turkish ash cans, and 7 dozen fezzes. 

Joan Munger is still up in the air. She has recently established a new air route 
between Madagascar and Paraguay. Upon her arrival in Paraguay she found that 
"Liz" Young was the first woman to be in the consulate service of that country. On 
one of her short stops, Joan saw Grace Myers, who it seems, is trying to command the 
English Army in British South Africa. 

"Fran" McGowan is one of these modern humanette traffic signals which are 
located in the middle of the road. Her hair of course made her eligible for this position. 
However, the men become so transfixed trying to watch her and drive simultaneously 
that they only make the traffic jam "janiinier." The mayor of New York, Esther 
MacPherson, therefore finds it necessary to place other humanettes at the four corners. 
This strategem proved highly successful for now men drivers are detracted from the 
center and fewer accidents occur. These detracting lights are Florence MacDonald, 
Priscilla Soule, and Anne Michalak. They all serve their purpose admirably. 

Jayne Loomis is back at the "Church Street Hall of Learning" as teacher of Lith- 
uanian mythology and Chinese folklore. Her courses have proved so popular with 
students, that Helen Kinne, Director of Education in Mass. has decided to institute 
similar course in other Normal Schools under the supervision of Mary Neumann, Eliza- 
beth Marshall and Zoe Stetson. We are sure these new courses will be well appreciated 
by future teachers. 

Helen Whitney has been appointed poet laureate of Euphomia, that newlv dis- 
covered civilization in the South Arctic where Marion Oldham is President and Helen 
Pellissier is Lady Grand Deporlcr. All who are displeasing to this lady are deported 
from the country. Hilda Shirt recently made a most enjoyable visit to the country 
due to the extreme liking of the Grand Lady for Miss Shirt. 

Janet Smith has opened a fashionable beauty parlor called "Mesdanies Maison de 
Beaute." Here, Claire Lucey has established her world famous reducing system. Dot 
Tyler also aids "les pauvres mesdanies" by lilting their countenances which dropped 
with the last stock market. 

That spray of sparkling water reminds us of music, such music as Evelyn Pest 
teaches in the schools of Adams. 

Listen! The gnome on this ship says that Elsie Boyd is president of a new women's 
college in Vermont. 

Oh! such a big one. Well it would be for it is carrying Marjorie Bray in a 
mammoth Packard. And who are those darling children with her? 

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Did you know that Claire Cavanaugh left for the Fiji Islands to teach the natives 
psychology directly after she was graduated? She was always a hear on psychology. 

.Jo. Crowley has been moving from Cambridge, Mass. to New I la veil. Conn., to 
Princeton, N. J., one college town after another. Just can't leave those college towns 
alone. 

One spray and then another turning our wheel as if some one was counting one- 
two-one-two, as Rose Curtin is counting for certain movements that a class of female 
masculine leads are doing at Sargent. 

Didn't that wave look like a clear sheet of paper? Smooth and tidy, not at all, says 
the gnome, like those papers on Mary Dailey's desk at the New York Times Office. 

Doesn't time make several changes! Helen Daly is the judge of all public speaking 
contests in Massachusetts. 

And wonder of wonders, Alice Dansereau is assistant to Mayor Lorinda Jones of 
( 'hicago. 

Did you know that the two Ediths from Adams, Delmolino and Derosia, have 
started a new chain store system in western Mass. known as the E. & D. 

Who would think N. A. N. S. as producing the champion lady driver of 1952? The 
young lady was called Ellen Fitzgerald at Normal School. 

Marion Garrahan and Margaret Ilolian are teaching home economics to the 
freshmen at North Adams Normal. These advanced curricula! 

News of news. Irma Green is aeroplane instructor at the new field in North 
Adams. Irma always did have high ambitions. 

Viola Groves owns a fleet of boats which run on the Hudson river. Viola certainly 
made the most of her school training. 

It gives me great pleasure to tell you all that Elizabeth Kivior is now Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Chevrolet Co., and Nellie Karrey is her leading saleswoman. 

The nerve of that last wave bringing us a slip to tell us we did not look as appropri- 
ately dressed as we would if we frequented the Paige Home Est. on 5th Ave. 

I can't believe this last tale. Ruth Jones and Florence Ilolden are social service 
workers. I thought they had chosen their life's profession. 

Marjorie Hume's name has been blazing forth in the lights on Broadway. She 
is the leading dramatic actress of the day. Margaret Hicks is the comedian in Miss 
Hume's latest play. 

Ethel Haswell has given up teaching and is settled in the cutest home outside of 
Williamstown. She is very active in all the P. T. A.'s for miles around. 

Florence Haigh is the superintendent of the new training school at N. A. N. S. 

Margaret Gurney 
Alma Olson 



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•propter}} on tlje prnptieta 

JUST a moment friends. Here is a piece of startling news fresh from the press. 

I have just learned that Alma Olson one of the stars of the class of L931 at X. A. 
X. S. after teaching for the past ten years, lias eloped. 

During her teaching career she won many honors and medals lecturing anil writing 
on the subject "Why Women are the Men of To-morrow." 

We are all wondering why she should have been so rash as to have committed 
matrimony, but we wish her a very happy married life. 

Another bit of news which J am certain will insure your interest is that Margaret 
Gumey was disappointed in school teaching and men so she look oxer a hot dog stand 
in Savoy in which she failed. Xow she rents boats to passengers at Windsor Pond. 
Poor Peg! 

Mary Neumann 



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Class nam 



VXjTE, THE about to be graduated class of 1931, being of unsound mind and less 
sound health, dejected in spirit, and under the influence of excruciating pain 
when thoughts of our future arise, do solemnly pronounce this to be our last will and 
testament and hereby bequeath the following: 

To Mr. Venable, our class advisor, we present a pair of white flannels and also 
a tuxedo. We leave it to his discriminating- judgment as to which he should wear while 
attending future proms at N. A. X. S. 

To Mr. Holmes, our esteemed principal of the training school, we leave an ortho- 
phonic victrola in hopes that if he ever should run down, he will make good use of it. 

To Miss Baright we dedicate a microphone to be used in broadcasting her next 
senior class play. 

To Miss Weston we hand down an easy chair for use in assemblies on Monday 
mornings especially. At this time we would rather not be reminded by her perfect 
posture of our own sleepy conduct. 

To Miss Donelson we bequeath a megaphone which we hope she may find useful 
in training the incoming Freshmen to rules and regulations of the library. 

Our class transfers to Mr. Cummings an entire carload of jig saw blades to replace 
those which insisted upon breaking in two as we slaved laboriously in his classes. 

To Miss Sholes, we present a red lettered cook-book. It is our intention that its 
bright color will attract uncomprehending seniors and serve as a prevention to their 
adding the right thing at the wrong time, and thus spare an instructor much anxiety. 

We bequeath to Miss Ferguson all possible devices such as search warrants, etc. 
that will aid in her many quests for elusive students. 

To Miss Allyn we leave a "robot" whose chief aim in life will be to mimeograph 
lesson plans at a speed equal to the demands of the "teaching section." 

We will to Miss Pearson a set of paint pans guaranteed not to rust when neglected 
by thoughtless underclassmen. 

We grant to Miss Dix a patent on any invention she may make in the line of 
automatic oil cups for victrolas. 

To Mr. Eldridge we leave the "wherewithall" to secure each year a demonstrator 
of crepe paper sand-table objects. 

To Miss Owens we grant many and varied contributions for her "mystery bag" 
which will be described at a later date by some unsuspecting Juniors. 

We each leave to Miss Jenkins a standing order to be filled at such a time when 
she shall bring forth into print a book entitled "Methods and Manners of a Rural 
School-marm." 

To Mr. Smith we grant that the coming year will be free from the worried queries 
of job-hunting Seniors. 

To Mary Neumann we will a book on how to become a good "Cook" in the shortest 
possible time. 

To Irma Greene we leave an alarm clock to be used in any way she may see fit. 

To Mary Dailey we bequeath the position of Editor-in-Chief of Life, also a stall' 
which will not cause her to talk in poetry. 

We leave to Elsie Boyd the right to select bus-drivers for the Church Street route 
of the North Adams Bus Line. 

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To Lena Salvatore we decree sufficient names for "57" varieties. 

To Viola droves we leave best wishes for a pleasant journey "West." 

We bequeath to Margaret Hicks many passes to pugilistic bouts that may interest 
her. 

To Elizabeth Marshall we will the position of head-connoisseur of Christmas 
Notebooks at the Horace Mann School in New York. 

To Marion Oldham we leave the ability to make money as easily as she makes 
friends. 

We decree to Ruth Jones the Nobel Prize for L935 for the greatest scientific dis- 
covery of the year. 

To Anna Michalak and Alice Dansereau we leave a two room school so thai 
the mere task of money-making will not separate them. 

We bequeath to Dorothy Tyler ;i safe in which to keep her excess giggles for future 
use. 

To Margaret Gurney we grant a permit to open a pharmacy in any town in which 
she may teach. As we know she has had plenty of experience in that line. 

To Josephine Crowley we leave a notebook in which to jot down notes on the 
local geography of Williamstown. If we could but see those notes! 

We will to Florence llaigh a flash card with the correct pronounciation of her name 
upon it, to be placed in a prominent position in her schoolroom. 

To Zoe Stetson and Edith Derosia we decree executive positions in the Berkshire 
Street Railway Co., for they also are competent judges of bus-drivers. 

We grant a position in Lawrence to Dorothy Stockwell, for working in a place 
by such a name would be a lark. 

To Ethel Ilaswell we grant outright all those shares of railroad slock for which 
she has so amply paid. 

To Audrey Marshall we bequeath the right of being the successor to Edna Wallace 
Hopper, for who but Audrey knows the secret of "eternal youth?" 

To Jaynette Loomis we leave a copy of the poem "'Barbara Freitchie" so she can 
read to her pupils about "Fredcrickstow n." 

To Florence MacDonald we will enough electric light bulbs to illuminate that 
sign which we know will appear on Broadway. 

To Olive Fierce we will a book on horticulture to be used in her cultivation of 
"Buds" and blossoms. 

We decree to Claire Lucey the title of "Miniature Golf Champion" for reasons 
known to herself only. 

We grant to Helen Whitney a round trip ticket to the next Olympics with a special 
car for her trophies on returning. 

On some approaching Christmas we leave the following book to Marion Garrahan's 
parents, "The Garrahan's Christinas 'Carroll'." 

We bequeath to Nellie Karrey the promise of all our business when our school 
clocks need attention. 

To Frances Klein we bequeath a copy of the paper Mary Dailey will publish, so 
she will never run out of jokes. 

We leave to Evelyn Best a list of our future addresses, so she may be able to 
forward "Household Hints" to us. 

To Margaret Holian we decree several picture frames to enclose her precious 
moving picture "heroes." 

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To Elizabeth Young, our class president, we leave a cap and gown, which we hope 
she will cherish to her dying' day as a reminder of one of the many struggles she went 
through on our behalf. 

To Priscilla Soule we deliver a book "How to Acquire that Western Accent in 
Ten Lessons." Make good use of it "Sid." 

We bequeath to Martha Virta a. permanent pass to the "Richmond." We intend 
to have her keep up her study of movie actresses. 

We leave to Margaret Smith the following position: "Instructor of Laughter" at 
M. A. (\ We never did see Margaret solemn for more than a fleeting instant. 

To Carolyn Potter we transmit a library equipped with the complete works of 
her favorite poets. We all know whether or not this bequest will be received enthus- 
iastically. 

To Evelyn Russell and her better half Elizabeth Kivior, we bequeath a private 
kindergarten in order that they may continue the good work begun by Eroebel. 

A set of brass knuckles we deliver to Esther MacPherson. You have done nobly 
Esther, but we feel that this contribution will help you in putting negligent seniors to bed. 

To Ruth Hcott we hand down a list of Christian names to be memorized. In case 
there are too many "Eddies" in your class next year, this list will help you in placing 
"Eddie" in the margin of your thoughts. 

To Hilda Shirt we bequeath a set of letters with a chain attached. Use the 
chain, Hilda, and give someone else a "shot" at the bulletin board. 

To Janet Smith we present a class with one "Good" child in it. We hope, 
Janet, that this child will be your inspiration and help you to keep up your interest 
in the "profession." 

To Mary Ruane the class transfers a road map. You'll know how to use it, Mary. 

To Alma Olson we bequeath a pair of handcuffs. We know that she won't mind 
us trying out this experiment. Can a person talk without using his hands? 

To Mary O'Connor we present a pair of hip boots to use when she goes "Wade"- 
ing. 

To Helen Pellissier, our "little girl," we deliver a pair of stilts. These may be used 
for various purposes, especially for getting on the same level with people higher up in 
the world. 

We bequeath to Grace Mochrie fifty vest pocket editions of Webster's Dictionary. 
Distribute these among your pupils, Grace, so that they may be able to keep up to 
your conversation. 

To Joan Munger we devise a permanent residence in Adams so that she may con- 
tinually keep in touch with all attractions down there. 

To Grace Myers we present a position in Grand Opera. 

To Claire Cavanaugh we leave the management of an employment agency whose 
sole duty it is to supply men for the "man dances." 

To Frances McGowan we leave a large sized bottle of henna rinse. The class 
doesn't want you to lose those gorgeous red locks, Frances. 

To Esther Knodel we present a portable piano so that wherever she goes her music 
may follow. 

To Marjorie Hume we give an enlarged edition of "Best Stories to Tell to Chil- 
dren." Keep up the good work, Marjorie. 

To Florence Holden we bequeath an electric typewriter. We advise her to use it 
and not wear out her fingers in obliging her friends. 

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To Edith Delmolino we devise a fully equipped gymnasium in order that she may 
continue her athletic abilities. Also if she uses it faithfully she may be allowed more 
than one apple a day in her diet. 

To Paige Home we bequeath a weekly Pullman reservation for Boston. This 
reservation will be in effect on week ends only, and will expire with the closing of 
M. I. T. for the summer session. 

To Helen Daly we leave a large megaphone. This bequest has been made in hopes 
of keeping Helen from being sentenced thirty days for talking to herself. 

To Lorinda Jones we give primary supervision of all secondary schools in the 
town of East Otis. 

To Rose Curtin we bequeath a well equipped car. The class hopes that authorities 
at Sargent will be spared the trouble of signing your patrons' tardy slips. 

To Marjorie Bray we transfer the slogan— "Keep that School Girl Complexion." 

The class of 19151 hereby appoint the janitors of X. A. X. S. as executors of this, 
their last will and testament. 

(Signed) Claire Cavanaugh 
Franci s Klein 

As witnesses we add our signatures: 
Ed I ration 
Jim Nasi am 
Si Chology 




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(~\ IVY plant, as you are today. 

At the foot of the heights you seek. 
Do you realize that we around you. 
Have aim to a similar peak? 

Do your vibrant tendrils feel it? 

Can your aim and purposeful pride 
Make room for a sense of duty 

That will make you inspire and guide? 

To guide, you will ncvd to show us. 

That the way to gel ahead 
Is to look to what is above us, 

Then to follow the path we're led. 

To inspire, you must put forth tendrils 

And cling to unfeeling stone; 
You must struggle and grow and gel there 

And show that you've made it alone. 

Know you then, () little ivy. 
In the years that stretch away 

It is to inspire and guide us. 

That we plant you here to-day. 



Claire M. Cavanaugh, '31 



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fluy ©ration 

"Oh, a rare old j)lanl is the ivy green 

Thai creepeth o'er ruins old; 

Of right choice food arc his meals, I we'en 

la his cell so lane and add. 

Creeping where no life is seen, 

A rare old plant is the ivy green." 

TT HAS been the custom tor the classes graduating from this school, to plant Ivy. 
Why the Ivy? Because of its many symbolical characteristics has it been the 
choice plant of secondary schools, normal schools and colleges. 

There are many species of ivy recorded, in modern books. So, as we turn the pages 
of Life, we find numerous types of individuals, and various characters. 

Another characteristic of the ivy, is its three lobed forms. Symbolically, or 
figuratively speaking, we think of three virtues, which all of us may possess. Honor, 
Helpfulness and High Ideals. 

The first stage of growth, which we will suppose to be from the seed, is scandent. 
This stage is accompanied with a plentiful production of roots of which the plant be- 
comes attached and obtains support. 

The first stage of our growth, which we will suppose to be from earliest childhood 
days; we find ourselves striving to do the right thing, endeavoring to work out some 
scheme through which we may become of some use to ourselves and to others. We 
find the support in our characters and in the advices of other individuals. 

Often, when the ivy has reached the summit of the tree or building, the stems 
are no longer able to maintain the perpendicular attitude. They fall over and become 
pendent. True, with some individuals, just as they are about at the height of their 
career, do they resort to various obstacles in their path and soon fall on the proverbial 
wayside. 

In due time, the ivy plant, produces terminal tendrils of greenish flowers. Once, 
at the height of our careers or professions, could we not put forth efforts to produce 
something better and more worthwhile in ourselves, and in those we work with? 

Should the ivy thrust its way into the substance of this wall, the natural and con- 
tinued expansion of its tendrils would necessarily hasten the decay of the edifice. 

Should we allow ourselves to become uncouth and permit unprofessional attitudes 
to enter into the chambers of our thoughts, we would find that all too soon, would we 
resort to an idea of indifference towards those we are to serve. 

A fair growth of ivy on sound walls affords no end of variety and beauty. A well 
trained character has much to offer to itself, and thus, enrichen life. 

A strong light, is at times, detrimental to the growth of this tree-like form. At 
times, I think we are attracted by the strong, unworthy lights of Jealousy, Selfishness 
and Untruthfulness. 

These are only a few of the symbolical characteristics of this "rare old plant" 
that I find disclosed to me, as I consider it. 

As its tendrils are ever striving onwards and upwards to reach the heights of the 
walls of our beloved Alma Mater, so let us strive to reach something larger and greater 
in our lives. Surely, no profession can give us a better opportunity, than the one we 
have chosen. 

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With pleasure, I present, in behalf of the Senior (lass of '31, the trowel, to the 
Freshman (lass of X. A. X. S. The trowel is a symbol of loyalty. We trust you, 
classmates to uphold and ever cherish the principles and high ideals of this Normal 
School. We, as a class, deem it unnecessary to recall to your minds anything further, 
considering these principles and ideals. Remember, the underlying thoughts in these 
lines. 

Loyalty to Normal 

And faithfulness sincere. 

Many lessons you have taught us. 

That will make us happy in the coming years: 

So, here's to you dear Normal 

Our Alma Mater, staunch and true. 

We will always keep our pledge of love and loyalty to you. 

Betty Youna, '31 




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Class ^ong 

Tune: The Mountains 

/^H PROUDLY stands our Normal in these Berkshire Hills 

With her arms outstretching, calling to us all. 
Where Alma Mater cherishes all friendships still. 
And she waits for us to answer to call. 

Oh proud are we today, the class of '31 

To stand and sing with sixty voices strong, 

Our praise of thee, dear Normal on the air is flung. 

As we gather now to sing our farewell song. 

Dear Normal you've prepared us to meet Duty's call. 

To labor, if success we do attain; 

"Rowing not drifting," is the motto for us all. 

We will strive to reach the very highest plane. 

Oh, happy hours, we've passed within these sheltered walls. 

Oh, the tasks we had to combat with to win. 

For our school days are over, hark! 

Now Duty calls! 

We are ready, eager, anxious, to begin. 



Chorus 

Oh Normal, dear Normal, we pledge our love to thee 
And as years pass o'er us, our hearts unchanged will be. 
Your wide halls our footsteps have echoed day by day. 
Our love will not grow dim or fade away. 



Betty Young 



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\ GAIN we proved that our class is different from other classes when we staged 

two short plays instead of the visual long one. 

Miss Baright who so efficiently coaches our dramatic productions at X. A. X. S. 
used exceedingly good judgment in choosing the casts ami each girl played her part 
with unusual ability, thereby winning the commendation of the audience. 

The first play, "The Florist Shop" was a comedy in one act and the other, "A 
Box of Monkeys," was a two-act farce. 

As always, the success of these productions was due to several people, to Miss 
Baright, the coach, to the finely trained casts, to the various committees, to the girls 
of both classes who sold tickets and to Mr. Holmes, who gave his generous aid in making 
up. To everyone who helped the class of 1931 in this, our annual play production, 
we are very grateful. The casts were as follows: 



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Maude — The Florist's bookkeeper 
Henry — An ordinary tough office boy 
Miss W ells — A timid, talkative, spinster 
Slovskv — A middle-aged Jewish proprietor 
Mr. Jackson — A solemn, pompous man 



Priscilla Soule 

Mary Neumann 

Mary O'Connor 

\ iola Groves 

Carolyn Potter 



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Mrs. Ondigo-J Hones — An admirer of rank 
Sierra Bengaline — Her niece, a prairie rose 
Edward Ralston — A promising young American 
Lady Guinevere Llandpoore — An English Primrose 
Chauncey Oglethorge — Ralston's partner 



Marjorie Bray 

Olive Pierce 

Paige Home 

Florence MacDonald 

Hose Curtin 



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Marion Austin 
Grace Boyd 
Alice S. Bradford 
Barbara L. Burns 
Thelma D. Cary 
Evelyn Cooper 
*Beatrice T. DeMarco 
Katherine W. Eichert 
Mary F. Field 
Mary A. Flannery 
Sarah M. Fleming 
Evelyn E. Gagliardi 
Juanita II. Hazelton 
Elizabeth E. Hewitt 
Helen E. Horan 
Dorothy Jacobs 
Sophie ('. Jekanoski 
Anna L. Lacey 
Frances Lewis 
Doris L. Marchanl 
Lucille W. Morrison 
Helen M. Newell 
Fannie E. Pefcey 
Elizabeth Piper 
Edna C. Rockwood 
Elizabeth M. Rugg 
Margaret M. Seery 
Althea M. Spring- 
Margaret H. Stewart 
Florence M. Swartzer 
Gina T. Tavelli 
Marion E. Terrill 
Marjorie E. Tirrell 
Ina M. Tyler 
Olive G. Wright 

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Slje Axis 



'"P H E Axis Staff was elected early this year. We immediately began with a 
subscription contest with the result that we obtained nearly one hundred percent 
membership of both classes and the faculties of N. A. N. S. and the Training School. 
During the year the members of the staff and the girls have cooperated so well that they 
have succeeded in publishing the usual four numbers of the Axis. 
The members of the staff are as follows: 

Editorial Department 

Editor: Mary Dailey, '31 

Assistant Editor: Ruth Gleason, '33 

liu s / /i ess !\ la n agers 
Mary Neumann, '31 Thelma Cary, '33 

Frances Klein, '31 Mary Field, '3.'} 

Literary Department 
Claire Cavanaugh, '31 Margaret Seery, '33 

Elsie Boyd, '31 Barbara Burns, '33 

High Lights of History 
Hilda Shirt, '31 Janet Smith, '31 

Juanita Hazelton 

Art Cor tin 
Florence MacDonald, '31 Marjorie Bray, '31 

Alumnae Department 
Ruth Scott. '31 Helen Newell '33 

Normal It it 
Helen Kinne, '31 Ethel Haswell, '31 

Edna Rockwood, '33 

Exch a nge Depart ment 

Mary Flannery, '33 

Circulating Manager 
Jaynette Loomis. '31 

Faculty Advisors 

Mr. Smith Miss Baright 

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<SIim> Club 



President Mary O'Connor 

Treasurer Margaret Smith 

Librarian Grace Myers 

TXDER our new Supervisor, Miss Vivian Dix, the Glee Club lias had a very enjoy- 
able and successful year. 

Our first important activity was our Christinas Concert which was presented to a 
very appreciative audience in the Assembly room in Taconic Hall, December IK. 

Following an old custom, the morning we left for Christmas vacation, the girls 
began their caroling in the Hall before the peep of day. after which they set out to con- 
tinue their singing beneath the windows of our various faculty members who have their 
homes in the city. 

However our most ambitious undertaking was the production in April of the 
"Plumber's Opera." This program was made up of two parts, the first consisting 
of the Opera and the second a number of selections performed upon a new electrical 
invention called a Theremin. The instrument is named for its Russian inventor, 
and was played by Micha Tulin who is a pupil of Mr. Theremin and came to us from 
Boston. Needless to say the evening proved to be a very unique and enjoyable affair. 



J&[\v Uramattc Club 

President Claire M. Cavanaugh 

Vice-President Florence MacDonald 

Secretary Mary Dailey 

Treasurer Claire Lucey 

¥ I *HE Dramatic Club under the efficient leadership of Miss Mary Louise Baright has 
enjoyed a very profitable year. The season was begun by a noticeable increase 
in our membership brought about by the enthusiasm of the Freshman (Mass. The 
first social event of the year was an afternoon party to welcome the new members, and 
the entertainment committee made it a very enjoyable affair. The program committee 
has made our meetings pleasing by the presentation of clever monologues, dialogues 
and recitations. Miss Baright's reading of Drinkwater's "Abraham Lincoln" was a 
particularly memorable occasion. 

It is our one hope that the Freshmen will carry on the Dramatic Club as enthus- 
iastically as they have upheld it this year. 

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Woman's Athletic Association 

^PHK W. A. A. held its first meeting early in September. At this meeting we chose 
our officers: 

President Rose Curtin 

I ice-President Sally Fleming 

Corresponding Secretary Janet Smith 

Recording Secretaries Joan Munger; Helen Iloran 

Treasurer Edith Derosia 

Following the precedent of past years we had our Greylock hike early in the year. 
The girls rode by bus to Cheshire Harbor and from there hiked to the summit. Although 
many stiff limbs resulted, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the trip. 

We were very fortunate in being able to send two delgates to the W. A. A. con- 
vention of the Massachusetts State Normal Schools in November. The representa- 
tives had a fine trip and brought back many fine suggestions. 

Miss Cary representing the Freshmen class gave a fine talk on the convention at 
the W. A. A. meeting in December. 

Miss Derosia, the Senior delegate, brought to us many highlights of the convention 
in her splendid talk given in morning assembly. 

Af our December meeting a committee was appointed to revise the health rules. 
This revision was accomplished, thus making acquisition of health points more difficult. 

The next month brought a unique meeting of the W; A. A. in the form of a dinner 
preceded by a winter sports program. The girls enjoyed skiing, snow shoeing, sliding 
and a snow ball fight. Following this the girls took part in a treasure hunt which 
was capably prepared by Edith Derosia and Thelma Cary. Dorothy Stockwell and 
Marion Oldham were the winners of the hunt. 

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and a fine evening's entertainment. 

As a final activity, the W. A. A. held a play day. Much credit is due to Mary 
Neumann for the success of this event because of the fine way in which she filled her 
position as general chairwoman. Miss Neumann was assisted in her work by a number 
of committees, each having its particular work. 

About seventy-five girls attended from the surrounding high schools. The girls 
were introduced and made to feel at home by members of the Senior class who acted 
in this capacity. 

Miss Neumann welcomed the girls to the Normal School and immediately follow- 
ing this the various games were played. The afternoon was one of fun and merriment. 

Light refreshments were served at the end of the games. 

We have been especially successful this year in the collection of dues. Much 
credit is due to Edith Derosia for her work in this line. A contest was held between the 
two classes for this purpose and lively competition was thus stimulated. 

We wish to express our gratitude to Miss Weston at this time. She has always 
given freely and gladly of her time and work to the interests of the W. A. A. We wish 
Miss Weston and coming W. A. A.'s the best of luck. 

Rose Curtin 
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basketball '30 -'3 1 

A T THE first call of the court many ardent basketeers appeared and another season 
of tossing baskets was begun. As the training school participation broke up the 
practice, there were fewer players to choose from in picking teams. However, there 
were enough to have two teams, an "A" and a "B" team. These teams played the 
freshmen sections and then competed for the best t wo-oul-of-three games with the best 
freshman players. After three hard fought games the Seniors finally triumphed ending 
another successful season for the class of '3 1 . 

Due to Miss Weston's help and encouragement, we feel confident of being able to 
instruct others in the gentle art of guarding, shooting, jumping, and refereeing. 



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"Little Pal" Evelyn Best 

"Hand Me Down My Walking Stick" Elsie Boyd 

"Big City Ulnes" Marjorie Bray 

"Smiling Irish Eyes" Claire Cavanaugh 

"Sweetheart of My Student Days" Josephine Crowley 

"Get Out and Get Under" Rose Curtin 

"Ain't Misbehavin' " Helen Daly 

"The Vacant Chair" Mary Dailey 

"Ben Bolt" Alice Dansereau 

"Short and Sweet" Edith Delmolin 

"Walking With Susie" Edith Derosia 

"Billy Boy" Marion Garrahan 

"Thanks For the Buggy Ride." Irma Greene 

"Little Grey Home in the West" Viola Groves 

"Roll-Roll-'Rolan (d)' Along" "Peg" Gurney 

"Christmas Day in the Morning" Florence Haigh 

"Whoopee" "Peg" Hicks 

"Bashful Baby" Florence Holden 

"Ain't Love Wonderful?" Margaret Holian 

"My Man" Paige Home 

"Margie" "Marge" Hume 

"Show Me the Way to (Jo Home" Lorinda Jones 

'"Jer-ry'-eho" Ruth Jones 

" Karrey Dances" Nellie Karrey 

"Way Out On the Mountain" Elizabeth Kivior 

"I'm Just a Vagabond Lover" Frances Klein 

"Ticklin' the Ivories" Esther Knodel 

"Waltzing With You" "Jane" Loomis 

"Would You Like to Take a Walk?" Claire Lucey 

"Dancing Sweetie" Florence MacDonald 

"You're Driving Me Crazy" Esther MacPherson 

"Blondie" Audrey Marshall 

"I'm Walking Around In a Dream" Elizabeth Marshall 

"I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling" Frances McGowan 

"Where the Shy Little Violets Grow" Vnn Michalak 

"In the Hush of the Night" Grace Mochrie 

"Boo-Boop-a Doop" John Munger 

"'Little' Things In Life" Grace Myers 

"When I'm 'Cook'-ing Breakfast For the One I Love" Mary Neumann 

"Sweet Miss Mary" Mary O'Connor 

"The Girl Behind the Counter" Marion Oldham 

"Doing the Raccoon" Alma Olson 

"Lovable and Sweet" Helen Pellissier 

"My Buddy" Olive Pierce 

"Maine Stein Song" Carolyn Potter 

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"Postman-Postman" Mary Ruane 

"School Days" Evelyn Russell 

"A Precious Little Thing Called Love" Lena Salvatore 

"Cutie" Ruth Scott 

"Song of the Shirt" Hilda Shirt 

" 'Good' News" Janet Smith 

"I'm In Seventh Heaven" Margaret Smith 

"Danny Boy" Priscilla Soule 

"They All Love Jack" Zoe Stetson 

"Broadway Melody" Dorothy Stockwell 

"Did You Ever Hear Olaf Laugh?" Dorothy Tyler 

"I'm So Afraid of You" Martha Virta 

"Falling In Love Again" Helen Whitney 

"Waltz Me 'Round Again, Willie" Elizabeth Young 

"He's a Good Man To Have Around" Ethel Haswell 



abtuya JUtf'U iKrtmuitbcr 

Jane Loomis and her Fred. 

"Sid" Soule and her pleasing voice. 

Mary O'Connor's good dancing. 

Edith Derosia and her humor 

Ruth Jones and her diligence 

Margaret Smith and her pleasant disposition. 

Mary Neumann and her basketball. 

Marj. Hume and her story telling. 

Janet Smith and her appetite. 

Carolyn Potter and her literature. 

Paige Home and her mechanical ability. 

Mary Dailey ami her speeches about \ormalogue write-ups. 



"llttst flnuiQtitc" 

Miss Owens making a grammatical error. 

Mr. Smith not wanting definite illustrations in phychology, 

Miss Donelson not locating a missing hook. 

Miss Allyn without a pleasant smile. 

Mary Dailey skipping school. 

"Marj." Bray refusing a ride to Boston. 

"Peg" Hicks on time. 

Grace Mochrie in "Fran." Klein's "gym" suit. 

Janet Smith at a man dance without "Dick." 

"Fran" Klein really studying. 

Esther Knodel with a frown on her lace. 



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THE NORMALOGUE 



1931 



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Laughter — Esther Knodel 

Show of Shows — The Senior Play 

Reducing — "Gym" classes 

Just Like Heaven — Spring vacation 

Little Caesar — Mr. Holmes 

One Heavenly Night — The Man Dance 

Assorted Nuts — The Freshmen 

Ladies in Love — Paige, Jane and Olive 

The Road to Paradise — The Minute Man 

Inspiration — Martha Virta 

The Dawn Patrol — Christmas Carolling 

Suspense — Waiting for teaching assignments 

Man to Man — Paige and Rose 

Queen High — Grace Mochrie 

All Quiet on the Western Front— 10:15 P. M. 

Thundering Tenors — The Glee Club 

Within the Law— 9:59 P. M. 

Adios — Commencement 




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Slje ^tuitent Council 

\X7 E ARE very proud to report that the "wheels of industry" have, in our institu- 
tion during the past year, run so smoothly that the judicial authority of the Stu- 
dent Council has scarcely been evidenced. This very decidedly goes to prove that 
Student Government in our normal school has caused the student body to rule or con- 
duct itself in a highly esteemed manner. Such is the ultimate aim of that organization. 

The cooperation of the various clubs and committees with the Council has been 
extensive. The accomplishments of some of these are: — 

The Publicity Committee has published the activities of our Normal in local 
papers. 

The Assembly Committee by the diligent leadership of its chairman has provided 
some very fine daily, morning assemblies. 

The Lunch Room Committee had achieved its purpose of keeping our lunch room 
systematically clean. This year, in addition the girls have been able to provide some 
hot dishes each noon-hour. 

We, as a Council, have tried to give our best service in all phases of our school life. 
May success attend those who continue our work next year. To them we extend our 
sincere good wishes. 



MFMBFRS 



President 
Secretary 

Senior Kepresentat ives 

Freshmen Representatives 

Chairman of Finance Committee 
Senior ( 'lass President 
Freshman (Mass President 
President of W. A. A. 
Editor-in-Chief of the Ixis 
President of Taconic Hall 
Faculty Member 



Priscilla Soule 

Grace Mochrie 

Mary Neumann 
I Carolyn Pol In 

Thelma ( !ary 
Elizabeth Rugg 
Frances McGowan 
Elizabeth Young 

Marion Austin 

Rose Curtin 

Mary Dailey 

Helen Pelissier 

Mary I ouise liarighl 



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